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Old 03-26-2009, 12:27 AM   #11
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And it would be a rare sight to see Charniga rave about the books he sells. His team/company (Dynamic Fitness) is the US distributor of Eleiko and Adidas weightlifting products and that's all I've ever seen him "rave" about, if you would call it that.
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:00 AM   #12
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He has some relatively minor problems with PP but, by comparison with some of the other reviews, he implicitly sings its praises. It's not like PP is above reproach or something. He is pretty harsh on Strongman though.

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Rippetoe has released a DVD now. Have you much need of more complex training at this point in your training career? If you are doing a "SS like" program PP probably will not be that useful(yet) but I've found it invaluable both for direct use of the intermediate concepts in my training as well as getting a better picture of the overall theory of long term training.
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:00 PM   #13
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lolzzzzzz

I went back and read a couple articles...That guy is hilariuous...Some of the most jaundiced bitter ravings I've seen in a while....reminds me of:

Boxing coaches bitching about MMA,

Roadies bitching about mountain bikers and

Jazz artistS bitching about hip hop....

Change happens. It's brutal, I know.
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revisting this with an eye to not being disrespectful of Mr. C's, ..I do think a lot of the writing is intended to provoke a response rather than being just off the wall....
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Old 03-26-2009, 03:50 PM   #14
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Most of his complaints were about soviet bloc stuff and didn't really concern me much. The only comment made that I found interesting was this one:

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“Bigger muscles also mean more efficient leverage around important joints. Knees, elbows, hips and shoulders work better when the muscles that operate them are larger… big quads work better than small quads….”

Not True.

Equating muscle mass and mechanical efficiency is simply not true.
I understand he then talks about how many sports strength is only useful in its application to power so getting big and bulky doesn't necessarily help. But in regards to just pure strength I don't understand how the increased mechanical efficiency argument is not true? Is he just making a BS argument about how size is not always better when that is not what Rip is saying? or is there more to it that I am not seeing?
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:51 PM   #15
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Most of his complaints were about soviet bloc stuff and didn't really concern me much. The only comment made that I found interesting was this one:



I understand he then talks about how many sports strength is only useful in its application to power so getting big and bulky doesn't necessarily help. But in regards to just pure strength I don't understand how the increased mechanical efficiency argument is not true? Is he just making a BS argument about how size is not always better when that is not what Rip is saying? or is there more to it that I am not seeing?
That was my one issue with the article as well.
Basicaly Rip says, "Bigger muscles have better leverage and can move more weight."
And Charniga replies, "Bigger muscles aren't necessarily better from a power production standpoint. Excess mass can be a detriment."
As you pointed out Robert, these are two different arguments.

Other than that, he disagrees with Rip's view on Russian literature which he is certainly more than qualified to do.
He doesn't say anything negative about Rip's theory or programming. Doesn't mention it at all really.

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